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Day November 18, 2009

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Adopted S.Res.354, Senator Robert C. Byrd Adopted S.Res.353, American Education Week


Estimado Imparcial: Reforma a los Seguros Médicos de Salud Cubriría a Millones y Traería Ahorros

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el análisis financiero que la Oficina de Presupuestos del Congreso (CBO, por sus siglas en inglés) presentó sobre la propuesta para reformar a los seguros médicos: “Me complace que el CBO haya concluido que nuestra propuesta para…


Democratic Senators Discuss Reforms For Small Business Health Care

Washington, DC— Five Democratic Senators today gave back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor discussing the need to focus on small businesses when considering health care reform. Without the right reforms, small businesses will pay nearly $2.4 trillion over the next ten years in health care costs for their workers, according to a report by the…


Robert Byrd: Dean of the Senate

Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat of West Virgina, who is already the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, has now surpassed Carl Hayden as the longest-serving member of Congress in history, combining his terms in both the House and the Senate. Byrd’s long list of accomplishments include: More than 50 years of congressional service — six in…


Reid Congratulates Senator Robert Byrd On Becoming The Longest-Serving Member Of Congress

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks this morning on the Senate floor to congratulate Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia on becoming the longest-serving member in the history of Congress.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “When baseball legend Lou Gehrig retired after playing 2,130 consecutive games, every…


Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Following the Leader remarks, Senate Rockefeller will be recognized to speak for as much time as he may consume. Following his remarks, there will be a period of morning business for 2 hours with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. The Majority will control the first 60 minutes…